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MEDAL OF HONOR , COL. PATRICK H. O’RORKE

548 Signatures Goal: 25,000

To the President of the United Stated and the Members of United States Congress:

WHEREAS, Patrick H. O’Rorke was born in County Cavan, Ireland, immigrated to the United States, attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, graduated first in his class of 1861 and fought valiantly for his adopted homeland for two year until he died while leading a charge of the 140th New York Infantry Regiment in the defense of Little Round Top on July 2, 1963 at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; and

WHEREAS, Colonel Patrick H. O’Rorke’s life and death in combat exemplify the mid-19th Century experience of Irish Americans in the cause of preserving the union of the United States of America; and

WHEREAS, Colonel Patrick H. O’Rorke’s gallantry and self-sacrifice are worthy of the Medal of Honor from his nation

NOW, THEREFORE, I, the undersigned, hereby request that the United States of America, through its President and Congress, grant the Medal of Honor to Col. Patrick H. O’Rorke of the 140th New York Infantry Regiment for his conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty at the cost of his life in an action with the enemy on July 2, 1863 on Little Round Top in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Sponsor

The Colonel Patrick H. O'Rorke Memorial Society

Links

www.ORorkeSociety.com
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November 18
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  • Patrick  Devolder
    Patrick Devolder United States, South Bend
    Feb 06, 2017
    Feb 06, 2017
    Col. O'Rorke is my relative by the Blair family and my great-great grandmother. He deserves the Medal of Honor. I am a veteran of Desert Storm, serving in the Tiger brigade(2AD) with the 2nd Marine Division. Hell on Wheels.
  • tim perkins
    tim perkins United States, Victor
    Nov 11, 2016
    Nov 11, 2016
    many years ago, I started the 140th reenactment group in rochester. I visit Paddy's grave and Little Round Top several times a year.
  • Patricia Loveless
    Patricia Loveless United States, Buffalo
    Jul 06, 2016
    Jul 06, 2016
    mac na hÉireann
  • Jonathan A. Smyth
    Jonathan A. Smyth Ireland, Cavan
    Aug 10, 2015
    Aug 10, 2015
    He is most deserving of this Medal.
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